Category archives for Careers

Competence for Success

Competence for Success NS Rajan   Our understanding of what leads to successful performance at work has evolved over time. Way back in ancient Athens, eloquence was regarded as measure of success. Psychologist Alfred Binet, when asked by the French Government in early 1900s to identify students most likely to experience difficulty at school, devised […]

Leadership: In Transition

Leadership: In Transition NS Rajan Sometime ago, I got a call from a fine professional and friend who was just appointed as the CEO of a large enterprise. Even as I congratulated him, he posed a question that he was grappling with: What should I really be focusing on in the first 100 days? This […]

You Deserve a Great Career

You Deserve a Great Career NS Rajan   We are indeed a miracle of life. Even as billions of species have gone extinct, our ancestors have been the beneficiary of biological good fortune and tenuous existence. Jacob Bronowski, in his β€œAscent of Man” highlights the wonder that unlike the other species that survive on genetic […]